Category Archives: How Things Grow

Barefoot Gardening

The clouds and rain come nearly every day now. The rain held off for yesterday’s farmers market. When I checked the forecast for next week’s Saturday market, it showed rain all week except Wednesday, and rain on into the following … Continue reading

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No Remorse

Friday, September 6, was our last day of summer. In many places summer dawdles on with no clarity as to when its last day was. Not here. As the temperature soared on Friday, there was no doubt that once the … Continue reading

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September or May?

The cool mornings are more like fall than summer now. The ducks have settled into their new digs at the pond, swimming much of the day, and coming out of the water to forage on the grass. Emma, living in … Continue reading

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Life Without Rhubarb is No Life At All

Hard to believe that last spring, the lush row or rhubarb didn’t exist, and were just small, round seeds I pushed into the soil. Life without rhubarb is no life at all. Sunday night when I went out to the … Continue reading

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Too Far to Go

I found a bee sleeping on a daisy yesterday morning. It’s a common sight in the summer, to find a bee who decided to spend the night on a flower instead of returning to the hive. I suppose if you’ve … Continue reading

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It Takes a Lot of Smarts to be a Duck

The path to the cabin is overgrown with lavender and thimble berries. You can’t see the cabin until you are almost there. When the summer busies are over, the market a memory, I’ll have time to trim the thimble berries, … Continue reading

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Dog Days of July

It’s the dog days of July, but when you think about it, every day is a dog’s day. I’ve had to separate Ema and her ducklings from the other ducks. She needs time alone to raise her ducklings without being … Continue reading

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